Chuquiraga jussieui

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Chuquiraga jussieui
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Chuquiraga
Species: C. jussieui
Binomial name
Chuquiraga jussieui
J.F.Gmel.
Synonyms[1]
  • Chuquiraga insignis (Willd.) Bonpl.
  • Chuquiraga lancifolia Bonpl.
  • Chuquiraga microphylla Bonpl.
  • Chuquiraga peruviana J.St.-Hil.
  • Chuquiraga pseudoruscifolia Muschl.
  • Johannia insignis Willd.
  • Lychnophora van-isschoti Heckel</small

Chuquiraga jussieui, the flower of the Andes, is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family.[2] It is a low shrub, reaching a height of about 75 cm. Flowers are pale yellow or orange. It is native to Ecuador and Peru. The hummingbirds Oreotrochilus chimborazo feed on the nectar.[3]

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